On 27th August 2017, the Veloroos will be joining cyclists from all over the world at the Race Around Ireland. In the shadow of the imposing Trim Castle, County Meath, the Veloroos will take on their next challenge in the non-stop cycle race around the entire coast of Ireland!
The 2,200 km race has 23,000m of climbing, complicated navigation, plenty of wind, rain, and challenging conditions that make it one of the toughest endurance cycle events in Europe. The Veloroos team of 4 will be the first Australian team to enter this race, aiming to win the female category and smash the course record.
Unlike other cycling races, the RAI is a non-stop race held on open roads. There are no marshals controlling traffic and there are no planned aid stations, rest stops, or stages. Once the clock starts, the team will race continuously, until they reach the finish line.
After their amazing success at Race Across America, the 2017 Veloroos are looking forward to taking on the new and exciting challenge at the Race Across Ireland. You can support us at the following time stations along the 2,200km route: START Trim, Co. Meath, TS1 Ballymascanlan, Co. Louth, TS2 Moira, Co. Down, TS3 Coleraine, Co. Derry, TS4 Malin Head, Co. Donegal, TS5 Lifford, Co. Donegal, TS6 Sligo, Co. Sligo, TS7 Castlebar, Co. Mayo, TS8 Letterfrack, Co. Galway, TS9 Oughterard, Co. Galway, TS10 Oranmore, Co. Galway, TS11 Spanish Point, Co. Clare, TS12 Limerick City, TS13 Killarney, Co. Kerry, TS14 Sneem, Co. Kerry, TS15 Mizen Head, Co. Cork, TS16 Kinsale, Co. Cork, TS17 Youghal, Co. Cork, TS18 Waterford City, TS19 Wexford Town, Co. Wexford, TS20 Laragh, Co. Wicklow, TS21 Kilcock, Co. Kildare, FINISH Moynalty, Co. Meath